Are you all caught up on Grey’s Anatomy? Good! Then we have a question for you: what exactly are we watching? Knee deep into the show’s fifth season, most of the press bestowed upon Grey’s has been about the casting. Amazingly, no one seems to be talking about the actual content of the show, which has gotten as ridiculous as an episode of Prison Break. To wit, last week Izzie (Katherine Heigl) made out with her ex-boyfriend Denny (Jeffrey Dean Morgan)… who has been dead for three seasons!
Needless to say, the internets have exploded with theories as to why this happened. The most prevalent seems to be that Izzie has a brain tumor, which would allow Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes to write Ms. Heigl off the show, something she’s reportedly wanted to do since the actress blasted the Grey’s writers last year.
Ms. Rhimes commented on the rumors to Michael Ausiello over at Entertainment Weekly in an email: "Watching the chemistry between Jeffrey and Katherine again has been really touching. I can’t wait for our viewers to see where we’re taking it. But what it won’t involve is Izzie having a brain tumor."
OK! So brain tumor is out. Then what the hell is going on? Here are three possible answers.
Izzie has a vast array of psychological issues!
If Izzie was a delusional schizophrenic who had broken ranks from reality, she might be seeing Denny. Or maybe she’s besieged with grief over his death, and having visions. Or she could just be batshit crazy. Any of these reasons seem incredibly plausible, if not particularly thrilling.
Izzie is in The Sixth Sense!
We see dead people! Maybe Izzie has already died and doesn’t realize it. Cue ominous music! This is the worst idea ever, but it’s no worse than what’s actually happening on the show right now. Seriously.
Duh! Izzie has a brain tumor!
Of course she has a brain tumor! Like we’re going to believe anything that Ms. Rhimes says… the same Ms. Rhimes who said that Brooke Smith was in it for the long haul. The same Ms. Rhimes who alluded to the fact that they’d kill off a major character during sweeps two years ago (ps, they didn’t). She could straight up hate Katherine Heigl. So yeah, it’s a brain tumor. And come February, Izzie will die and walk with Denny into the white light. Meanwhile Ms. Heigl will go off and try to make all the movies that Kate Hudson passes on.